Shalom Life | March 16, 2014

Israel: The Best Place to Live As a Woman in the Middle East

The Gender Gap Report 2013 has listed the best conditions for women to live in around the world, with Israel claiming the top spot throughout its region

By: Daniel Koren

Published: March 14th, 2014 in News » World

According to the Gender Gap Report 2013, Israel has been ranked the best country to live as a woman throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

For almost a decade now, the World Economic Forum has put out its annual Global Gender Gap Report, looking to close the gender gap in four categories, and searching for those nations that strive to create equal rights for both males and females, and create conditions that promote pluralism and egalitarianism.

The four categories are economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, health and survival and political Empowerment.

Israel ranked first for its region of the Middle East and North Africa, and 53rd overall in the Gap Report for 2013, moving up three sports since 2012.

For the fifth year in a row, Iceland claimed the top spot.

Colombia raised a remarkable 28 spots, earning the #35 spot.

110 countries are included in the Gender Gap Report, and over the past four years, 95 of them have consistently shown improvement, Israel included.

The report shows that women are receiving better opportunities in the workplace, as well as having better access to roles within the educational, social, and political realms.

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